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Cancer Pain

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Cannabis for Cancer Pain

Although cannabis may be useful in the treatment some types of cancer directly, in the past it was more commonly thought to be of use for the side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment only, such as chronic pain, nausea/vomiting and appetite loss. There is some evidence to suggest that cannabis can effectively control the pain associated with various types of cancer and cancer treatment, but more double-blind clinical trials are needed.

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Animal Study

3

Clinical Meta-analysis

5

Double Blind Human Trial

2

Human Trial

9

Laboratory Study

2

Meta-analysis

42

Total studies

Cancer Pain

63

Positive

53 studies

84%

Inconclusive

9 studies

14%

Negative

1 studies

2%

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